Park Circus: An Arts Alliance Company Logo
Close mobile navigation menu

Boys Town

Director: Norman Taurog

Producer: John W. Considine Jr

Music: Edward Ward

Genre: Drama

Year: 1938

Running time: 107 minutes

Territory: Worldwide

Studio: Warner Bros.

Cast: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull, Leslie Fenton, Gene Reynolds, Edward Norris, Addison Richards

Idealistic, young priest Father Flanagan (Tracy, in an Oscar-winning performance) struggles to achieve his dream of creating a place where tough, young city boys may have the chance at a normal life. He founds a farm school run by a community of boys, but the idyllic community is almost destroyed by a young thug (Rooney), who eventually becomes a role model and leader of the boys' community.


Something else...